Tanja’s technique

Each collage is cut and glued by hand. The collages are primarily composed of many kinds of different paper. For instance, the colourfull patterns of origami paper are often used for clothing.

Other papers used include wrappingpaper, construction paper, wallpaper, etc. Other materials used are ribbon, cloth, lace… Anything that gives the collage more spirit and texture.

Before the cutting takes place, each collage requires sketching and extensive planning. As the collages narratives are sometimes inspired by real situations, the visual forms of the collages, though playful and dreamlike in their appearance, are informed by a thorough understanding of figure and gesture.